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Makerere University pays tribute to Prof. William Senteza Kajubi

The Makerere University community on Saturday 5th May 2012 paid tribute to Prof. William Senteza Kajubi a renowned scholar and two time vice chancellor of Makerere University.

At the funeral service held at the Makerere University main hall, the acting Vice Chancellor Makerere University Prof. Venansius Baryamureba described Prof Kajubi as a distinguished alumnus, a renowned scholar, mentor and great grand father of education in Uganda. Prof. Baryamureba credited the fallen Professor for his instrumental role in the formation of the collegiate system at Makerere University.

The Chancellor Makerere University, Prof. George Mondo Kagonyera remembered the late Prof Kajubi as man of remarkable high achievement and one who dined with both royalty and the masses.

The Minister of Education and Sports Hon. Jessica Alupo the Chief mourner was represented by the Director of Higher Education and University Council representative Mrs. Elizabeth K. M. Gabona. In her condolence message read by Mrs Gabona, Hon Alupo noted that Prof. Kajubi had played crucial roles in the development of Uganda’s education system.

“Prof. Kajubi was behind the establishment of Universal Primary Education and his white paper from the Education Commission Review of 1993 forms the backbone for many of the reforms in the education sector seen today. He also served in different capacities at Makerere University, Kyambogo University and Nkumba University ,” read the message.

His son, Mr. Kato Kajubi thanked Makerere University for having honoured their father with a Bust at the School of Education whilst he was alive and recapped the fond memories of their stay at Makerere University. He added that the condolences received would go towards their education foundation.

The College of Education and External Studies offered the bereaved family one million shillings as condolences. The late professor who passed away on 1st May was laid to rest at his ancestral home in Maya, off Masaka Road on Saturday afternoon.